Narcos Location Scout Carlos Muñoz Portal Found Dead in Mexico

Sunday, 17 Sep, 2017

Variety reports that Carlos Muñoz Portal was scouting for the upcoming season of the Netflix cartel drama Narcos in central Mexico when he was shot multiple times.

A location scout for Netflix's Narcos has been shot dead in Mexico, while looking for places to film the programme's fourth season.

The victim had been shot multiple times, and his auto also had bullet holes.

Will Season 3 of "Narcos" close the Colombian chapter? . It's now unclear if Portal's death will affect production or whether the murder will move production back to Columbia.

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"We are aware of the passing of Carlos Munoz, a well-respected scout, and send our condolences to his family", said the company in a brief message on the matter.

Mexican news outlet Milenio report that he was found with several gunshot wounds on a dirt road in San Bartolo Actopan near the city of Temascalapa. Portal apparently was on the scouting trip by himself-and he was working in an area known for murders, according to El Pais.

"The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate". More than 2,000 homicide invesitgations were opened in June 2017 - which is an increase of 40% from the year prior, and an 80% increase since 2015. He had previously contributed to films such as Apocalypto, Fast & Furious, Sicario, and Spectre.

It wasn't clear if the murder would force producers to move production from Mexico back to Colombia, according to Variety.